The '''National Bureau of Economic Research''' ('''NBER''') is an American private nonprofit research organization "committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community."
The NBER is well known for providing start and end dates for recession
s in the United States.
The NBER is the largest economics research organization in the United States. Many of the American winners of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel|Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
were NBER Research Associates. Many of the Chairmen of the Council of Economic Advisers
have also been NBER Research Associates, including the former NBER President and Harvard
Professor, Martin Feldstein
The NBER's current President and CEO is Professor James M. Poterba
of Massachusetts Institute of Technology|MIT